Self-Guided Resources

There are a multitude of self-help and self-guided resources available to help support your success. Start exploring your options now!

Effective U

Effective U is a series of self-paced, interactive, online tutorials addressing a variety of academic skills topics. Work through as many or as few as you like whenever you wish. 


Academic Success Centers (YouTube)

Find short videos on the services offered, and various 'how to' guides such as 'how to find a tutor', and 'how to start a study group.


Learning Online 101 

Learning Online 101 is a course that prepares you for technical and academic success in online and hybrid courses. The course touches on self-motivation, time management, technical skills, and available student support. Learning Online 101 prepares you to meet these challenges and typically takes 2-4 hours to complete. You can self-enroll at z.umn.edu/LearningOnline101.


Subject & Course Guides

Guides are lists of recommended resources curated by librarians with subject-specific knowledge. Use them to help you get started on papers and research projects.